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World Civil Defence Day

World Civil Defence Day which was created by decision of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) General Assembly in 1990 is celebrated every year on 1of March. This Day commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental organisation in 1972 and has two...

World Civil Defence Day

World Civil Defence Day which was created by decision of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) General Assembly in 1990 is celebrated every year on 1of March. This Day commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental organisation in 1972 and has two main purposes:

- that of bringing to the attention of the world public the vital importance of Civil Protection and of raising awareness of the preparedness for, and prevention and self-protection measures in the event of accidents or disasters;

- that of paying tribute to the efforts, sacrifices and accomplishments of all the national services responsible for the fight against disasters.

The World Days are an occasion for a variety of national events: colloquy, conferences, radio and television debates, open days, disaster prevention and simulation exercises, and an opportunity to take stock of the development of Civil Protection structures and of the existing technical and equipment means available.
Source:
http://www.icdo.org/Pages.aspx?Lng=2&page=13#.UuK3vBDH_cs

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